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Being Positive

ReachOut Stories are written by young people for young people. If you want to share your own story, we encourage you to do so in the ReachOut Forums.

Materialism is just a judgment

Here’s Madison’s story about taking a stand against materialism.

Heartbreak and the road back to sanity

This is a young woman’s story of healing from a sudden breakup, self-harm and thoughts of suicide.


Here is Samantha’s story about gaining the courage to ask for help.

When you get knocked down, get back up.

This is Kalee's story of how she discovered that healing is possible after experiencing sexual abuse and drug addiction.

Coping with stress

In this story, Marco explores how music and writing help him cope with his stress.

Focus on who you are, not other people

Here is the story of a young woman who realized the importance of focusing on the good things in life after a bad breakup.


A poem by Shane about first impressions, accepting differences, and recognizing similarities in people.

There’s always someone else out there

In this video, a young woman shares how she learned to deal with breakups.

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